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gpsd remote format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the version of the remote gpsd server

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is running GPSD, a daemon which monitors a GPS device
and publishes its data over the network.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to format string attack
due to the way it uses the syslog() call. A possible hacker may exploit this flaw
to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

Solution : Upgrade to gpsd 2.8 or newer

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Threat Level: High

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